N.H. Bill Would Decriminalize Up to Half Ounce of Marijuana
A bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana goes before a House committee Tuesday.
The proposal would make possession of up to a half ounce a civil violation with a fine of no more than $100 for a first offense.
Possession of greater amounts would remain a criminal offense.
New Hampshire is the only New England state where the possession of any amount of marijuana remains a criminal offense.
A similar bill passed the House last year, but was tabled in the Senate.
A UNH survey last year found 72 percent of Granite Staters support marijuana decriminalization.